Endpoints News (@endpts) is an independent news organization, reporting and analyzing the top global biotech and pharmaceutical R&D news of the day.

We produce original editorial on a daily basis on business deals, buyouts and corporate reorganizations to FDA actions and the latest clinical data on some of the world’s most closely watched drugs. A must-read in the biotech community only months after our June 2016 launch, Endpoints News also caters to a growing audience of investors interested in the latest news on the business of drug development.

In this organization, the editors have complete authority to call the news as they see it.


John Carroll

John CarrollJohn D. Carroll is a biotech analyst with 38 years of prize-winning experience in journalism. Aside from his daily industry coverage for FierceBiotech, where he was named editor in 2003, leaving in 2016, Carroll has been a regular speaker at biotech events around the globe. He’s been quoted by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Financial Times and more. He’s also keynoted at biotech gatherings around the world and addressed student audiences at MIT and Harvard. Carroll has covered genomics, biotechnology, healthcare and other business topics for American Banker, Managed Care and many other publications. He has contributed stories from Central America and Ireland to the Dallas Morning News and Time and wrote for the Houston Press. Carroll spent 6 years as editor and publisher of the Dallas Business Journal, was publisher of Texas Business and early in his career was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of reporters and editors at the Kansas City Star & Times.

Tamra Sami
Contributing Editor

Tamra SamiTamra Sami has been writing about the biopharmaceutical industry for more than 14 years. She has particular expertise in Asia and emerging markets and international regulatory issues. She has covered drug development, pharmaceutical manufacturing, clinical trials and medical devices. Tamra has more than 25 years of writing and editing experience, and has covered a range of other industries including holistic health, transportation, wireless communications and travel. Prior to writing for Endpoints, she was the editorial director at FDAnews. She now lives in Perth, Australia.

Shehla Shakoor
Assistant Editor

Shehla ShakoorShehla is the assistant editor of Endpoints, with a keen eye to hitting deadlines and ensuring a consistent editorial experience across all of our news products. She contributes news items to Protocols. Her operational discipline comes from years of managing businesses of all kinds from dental practices to digital newsletters. An avid news junkie since her teenage years, she believes the science of news reporting is just as important as the news itself.

Arsalan Arif

Arsalan Arif is an entrepreneur and digital media veteran who set out in 2015 to build his vision of an independent biotech news company at Endpoints. The former publisher of FierceMarkets’ life sciences division, he built a marginal email publication into a profitable, multimillion-dollar franchise with a global team of editors and sales executives. Now he’s bringing some fresh ideas tempered with old-school know-how to work at Endpoints. He’s editor of its Early Edition email and also contributes news reports. His areas of expertise are clinical outsourcing and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The son of brick-and-mortar immigrant entrepreneurs, he received his business education by watching his parents work.  Arsalan was born and raised in the aviation capital of the world, Wichita, Kansas, and has been a private pilot for 16 years. He’s lived in the greater Washington, DC area since 1998. He’s on Twitter as @AKAarsalan. An avid FIFA gamer, you’ll also find him on Xbox Live: ictdcapilot7700.

Igor Yavych
Lead Developer

IgorIgor is a web developer who leads the full stack development of all Endpoints technologies. A true citizen of the world, he’s been developing Endpoints from his travels to the Philippines, Vietnam, and  Ukraine, where he is based. He passionately believes in a free and open internet and has helped translate the Declaration of Internet freedom into Ukrainian.


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